La Vache et le Prisonnier (1959)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - War Adventure, Adventure Comedy, Satire  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, West Germany  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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The Cow and I is purportedly based on the wartime experiences of its star, French farceur Fernandel. The horse-faced comedian plays a French farmer stuck in Germany strong-armed into working for the Nazis. Deciding to escape, Fernandel and his faithful cow walk across Deutschland to his home in France. After a series of picaresque adventures, the farmer and his bovine buddy make it to French soil, only to run afoul of collaborators. The Cow and I was originally released as La Vache et le Prisonnier.

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friendship, war, against-all-odds, animal, behind-enemy-lines, escape, farming, journey, Nazism, peasant, police, train [locomotive], cow, France, Germany